New Delhi :
In a U-turn, Pakistan on Monday concluded that there is no substantive evidence to suggest that JeM Chief Masood Azhar was directly involved in Pathankot Indian Air Force Base attack.
Initial reports suggested that Azhar, the chief of the outlawed Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) militant group, masterminded the deadly assault.
Earlier, a Special Investigation Team (SIT) was formed by Pakistan after India shared the 'leads'.
Subsequently, a crackdown was launched in Punjab against the JeM, its headquarters was sealed and dozens of activists detained but in vain.
Six gunmen attacked the airbase in Pathankot on January 2, leading to a three-day-long standoff that killed seven soldiers.
Few days back, JuD chief and 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed praised the deadly attack.